Digital Booking Sites

Rome2Rio wants more developers using its API so access is now free

Excerpt from The Next Web

Feb 08, 2013 4:32 am

Skift Take

Rome2Rio started as a consumer-facing travel search site, but shifted its focus to B2B partnerships in May 2012 by charging developers to use its API –- a plan that apparently didn’t pan out as planned.

— Samantha Shankman

Latest Report: The Future of the Aircraft Cabin


Until now, third parties have had to pay to access Rome2rio’s API, following the company’s shift to a B2B model in May last year. With the new access options, developers will be able to make 100,000 search requests per month without charge.

The idea here is to boost adoption of the service, encouraging sites to offer multi-modal travel search. Melbourne, Australia-based Rome2rio CEO Rod Cuthbert believes that “any site that’s serious about selling travel in Europe and Asia has to offer multi-modal search sooner or later.”

Read the Complete Story →

Tags:

Next Up

More on Skift

SeaWorld Looks to Travel Agents to Help Reverse Attendance Woes
4 Aviation Trends We’re Tracking At Skift This Week
5 Tourism Trends We’re Tracking At Skift This Week
3 Ways to Guarantee Your Next Business Trip Won’t Be All Work and No Play